In the summer of 2013 I did a West Village scout for Craig McDean, who was shooting a layout for Vogue. Craig decided to shoot on one of my favorite secret NY blocks, Charles Lane. The first shot of Charles Lane is by Berenice Abbott in 1937, when it was a garbage strewn alley.
In 2013 the trash is gone, but the cobblestones look pretty much unchanged. The Vogue shoot was produced by Kate Collings-Post and North 6.